Las Cuevas Bay

Everything you could ask for in a beach is available at Las Cuevas Bay: calm waters for swimming and fishing, sleek sand for strolling and sun bathing, caves for exploring, and even an area for camping. It is for all of these reasons and more that Las Cuevas is one of the most popular beaches along the north coast of Trinidad.

Set in the vicinity of Port of Spain, 3.3 miles east-northeast of Maracas Bay, Las Cuevas Bay is on the North coast of Trinidad. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. It's often said that Las Cuevas Bay is perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches you'll come across on Trinidad and Tobago offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

How to Access The Beach

Las Cuevas Bay is located to the east of Maracas Bay just off North Coast Road. A paved parking lot is available.

Amenities and Ambiance

Las Cuevas Bay takes the shape of a crescent, and its backing of forestry affords the area protection from harsh winds. This makes for calm, clear waters which have a lovely almost green hue. The sand, meanwhile, is soft and tan. The caves for which the bay is named are located to the southwest, while lifeguards mark daily where it is safest to swim along the eastern edge.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Las Cuevas Bay offers showers, picnic tables, and restrooms, meaning you will find all their needs taken care of, allowing for an entire day here.

One of the more serene beaches, Las Cuevas Bay and its offering of conveniences are a good choice among visitors that that are looking to escape from the busy beaches, as it is hiding in a calm part of Trinidad. Thankfully, because of this the availability of certain amenities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Trinidad. It is near St. Andrew’s Golf Club, which is one of the attractions in the region.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection (situated ten and a half miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of Trinidad and Tobago.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Las Cuevas Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Andrew’s Golf Club Golf Course 8.2 SW Trinidad
Club Casanovas Gambling Arcade 9.4 S Trinidad
Island Club Casino Casino 9.8 S Trinidad
Club Casablanca Casino 9.9 SW Trinidad
Club Solitaire Gambling Site 10.1 S Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The closest section on Trinidad to Las Cuevas Bay is Blanchisseuse. Blanchisseuse is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


How many other people you encounter at Las Cuevas Bay will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay within a car's reach. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Las Cuevas Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Cuevas 0.6 ENE Lodge
Maracas Bay 3.4 WSW Hotel
Laguna Mar Estate 6.5 E Lodge


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Las Cuevas Beach Lodge, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Las Cuevas Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Las Cuevas Beach Lodge (868) 669-6945 -- -- -- --
Bandanya (868) 669-1914 Caribbean, Fusion, International Very Casual 3.4 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Trinidad has many beaches, so if Las Cuevas Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to consider Tyrico Bay, located two miles away.

You may find that Las Cuevas Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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